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HOCUS POCUS, Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, 1993, (c) Buena Vista/courtesy Everet
From left, Kathy Najimy, Bette Midler, and Sarah Jessica Parker in "Hocus Pocus."
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Bette Midler, who played one-third of the witchy Sanderson sisters in the classic Halloween film, shared a first look at the costumes ahead of her annual Hulaween fundraising gala.

The photo is a blast from the past with the Sanderson sisters' looking the exact same as when we last saw them. The buck teeth, stacked hairdos, and flowing dresses are transporting us right back to Salem.

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"Your 3 fav witches - @sarahjessicaparker @kathynajimy & ME - are returning for 1 night only on 10/30 at 8p ET!" Midler captioned the post. "“In Search of the Sanderson Sisters” is the best thing to happen to #Halloween since Hocus Pocus + Reeses Pieces!"

The Oct. 30 virtual event, titled In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover, will reunite Midler with her costars Sarah Jessica Parker and Kathy Najimy in a tribute to the 1993 cult movie about a witchy, sisterly trio who return from the dead to terrorize a New England town.

Tickets for the 2020 Hulaween event cost $10 and are available now, with proceeds from the event going to benefit the New York Restoration Project's "dedication to creating more green space for underserved communities to grow their own food, connect, and access safe spaces directly in their neighborhood."

And the reunion won't be the last you'll see of the Sandersons. Freeform's 31 Nights of Halloween has been bringing the film, along with other beloved titles like The Nightmare Before Christmas and The Craft, to our screens all month long.

Additionally, Midler, Parker, and Najimy have all expressed interest in a Hocus Pocus sequel.

“Oh my goodness me. Oh, I hope they get to me before I’m a corpse,” Midler told Entertainment Tonight last year. “We wanna fly again. I hope Disney+ is a big success and I hope we get to do it, because [Winifred] is of course one of my favorite characters…. I can’t wait to read the script. We’re gonna see what happens."

Parker stoked further speculation with an Instagram post celebrating the movie. When a fan asked about the possibility of a sequel, Parker replied: “We have all said yes. Now we wait.”

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